JNU STUDENTS DEMAND COMPENSATION FOR AFTAB

Rallying behind Aftab Alam Ansari, who was “wrongly accused” of involvement in serial bomb blasts in the court premises in Uttar Pradesh last year,

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Rallying behind Aftab Alam Ansari, who was “wrongly accused” of involvement in serial bomb blasts in the court premises in Uttar Pradesh last year, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union demanded compensation from the authorities for implicating him in a false case. The JNUSU invited Aftab, an employee of Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) and his lawyer Mohd Shoaib to address a press conference in the capital on February 15.
According to a report, Aftab was arrested by the CID in Kolkata and handed over to the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police as the “chief accused” in the court blasts case in U.P. “I was labelled a militant of terrorist outfit Harkat Ul-Jehadi Islami. They tortured me severely. They tried to make me confess that I was Mukhtar and that I was a resident of Malda district in West Bengal, said Aftab. Demanding compensation for the suffering and physical and mental torture endured by Aftab, JNUSU president Sandeep Singh said those responsible for his “illegal detention” should be brought to book. Aftab claimed that he met West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee recently and requested him for a compensation of Rs. 80,000. “Unfortunately, only Rs. 30,000 had been sanctioned to me. That was really disappointing,” he added.